Worcester county. This is a pleasant farming town, of good soil, and watered by Assabet river. It was incorporated in 1766, and lies 32 miles W. from Boston, and 10 N.E. from Worcester. Population, 1830, 994—1837, 1,224.
The manufactures of the town consist of cotton goods, boots, shoes, leather, children's wagons, &c.; annual amount, about $75,000.